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Process for Subdivision

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by ross100, 15th Dec, 2015.

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  1. ross100

    ross100 Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    Can someone list the process to subdivide a plot, steps needed for a Melbourne property.
    ex: getting council approval, planning etc.. and after subdivision what are the steps required to build.
     
  2. pdp

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    You can choose to manage the whole subdivision process yourself or engage a town planner or architect. From experience, I engaged an architect to manage from schematic design, full design, approvals and subdivision. Allow 6-12months.

    Example 2 lot subdivision

    Stage 1
    1. Engage architect but make sure they are satisfied and confident that the property of interest is sub-dividable before you accept their proposal or even before you purchase potential lot.
    2. Engage surveyor (unless you get your architect to do it), and get levels back to architect.
    3. Depending on the trees and council requirements you may need an arborist report. You need this back so the architect can work around specific set back requirements.
    4. Have architect send you schematic design this may be a sketch or simple CAD drawing, back and forward comments you will come to an agreement on design.
    5. Architect to proceed with full design CAD drawing. Once all is ok with design, architect will submit the planning permit application along with design for approval.
    6. Council will most likely come back with some comments and architect will have do a bit or redesign.
    7. Once council approves the drawings, letters will be issued to surrounding neighbours and advertisement of the potential subdivison for 14 days for any rejections.
    8. If no rejections, architect will then need to following in order or plans to be endorsed.
    9. Engage landscape designer for landscape plans, if required by council.
    10. Engage civil engineer for drainage plans.
    11. Architect will make any minor adjustments to plans and also provide colour schedules.
    12. Architect will then submit, approved floor plans, elevations, civil drainage plans, landscape plan and colour schedule for endorsement (formal stamp and sign off).
    13. Council will either come back with minor comments and adjustments to be made to plans or endorse them. Letter from council will be issued noting the plans have been endorsed.

    Stage 2
    Subdivison through titles office you will need to engage surveyor and your conveyancer. You can get your architect to manage this process as well.

    Engage licensed builder and have them apply for building permit or have your architect manage the whole build process.

    PM me if you want someone to manage to whole process for you. I work as a project manager in the building/fit out space.
     
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    ross100 Well-Known Member

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    Perfect thanks for the detailed info, will let you know
    one question is the design then will be architect built what if i needed a standard built say from metricon etc..
     
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    If you go down the option with a volume builder they'll only allow you to use their floor plans or ones that have been tweeked a bit.

    They'll have a construction manager manage the whole build for you. You'll be choosing the finishes fixtures etc from their catalogue. If you deviate from them you'll be charged extra.

    Volume builders are good if their floor plans suit your needs with very little change. They can pump out the build relatively quick in like 12-16 weeks depending on how big / single / double storey that you build.
     
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